cortex vs. NYC: the meetupening April 17, 2009 12:34 PM   Subscribe

I'll be in NYC soon (from Thurs. April 30th to Sun. May 3rd) for Gel 2009 and I'd love to have a meetup. mathowie will be in town too!

Friday night or Saturday whenever would would work for me; Friday night would mean Matt can come as well, I think he takes off Saturday morning.

Wife and I are staying near Times Square and know absolutely nothing about New York, so someone else is in charge of figuring out where this would happen, etc.
posted by cortex to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:34 PM (161 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

looks like I leave Saturday evening so I might be able to hit a midday saturday thing
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:42 PM on April 17, 2009


Heh.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 12:43 PM on April 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Aw man, too bad it's not tomorrow, cause then you could have made the Snuggie Pubcrawl!
posted by Grither at 12:47 PM on April 17, 2009


Oh, man, we should stage a metafilter coup in Oregon while you guys are out of the state.
posted by dersins at 12:48 PM on April 17, 2009


I'll actually be driving back from Florida to Toronto and could detour in NYC. I'd hit New York Friday night as I'm leaving here Thursday around noon. Problem is I have my large dog with me...
posted by gman at 12:51 PM on April 17, 2009


Wish I could make it, but I'm not going to be back in the NY/NJ area in time... Oh well.
posted by ob at 12:54 PM on April 17, 2009


I'll also be in NYC next weekend and staying in the Times Square area.
posted by studentbaker at 12:55 PM on April 17, 2009


Oh, man, we should stage a metafilter coup in Oregon while you guys are out of the state.

pb fought off hoards of script kiddies, spammers and hackers before lunch from an undisclosed location. Don't even think it or your favorites are gone.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:08 PM on April 17, 2009


Dang, so in this thread: I was beginning to arrive at the conclusion that hosting a MeFi Meetup in the Upper West Side after The Sorceror Friday evening would be a good move.

On the other hand, if you want to do something a bit more centrally located for Team NYC, we have had good luck so far with Revival. I will defer to some of the more active Meetupers.
posted by onalark at 1:17 PM on April 17, 2009


Okay. Friday, May 1 at 8pm. Want to do Fat Cat so we can play games, too?
posted by ocherdraco at 1:18 PM on April 17, 2009


I'm just being definitive so this thing doesn't get all hemmy and hawwy.
posted by ocherdraco at 1:19 PM on April 17, 2009


Never been there -- will they have room for a big group on a Friday night, ocherdraco?
posted by hermitosis at 1:20 PM on April 17, 2009


In a pinch, I really do like Revival, it's central and cheap with access to nearby nibbles, and we always get that huge upstairs room mostly to ourselves.
posted by hermitosis at 1:22 PM on April 17, 2009


How about we meet up at Kabin? I'll call and see if we can reserve the back room for ourselves. We went to a party there in the back room and it was very nice. I think it would be good for a meetup. Fat Cat looks nice, but I don't think it'd be great for a meetup.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:22 PM on April 17, 2009


gah, cortex and I have different definitions of 'next weekend'. Okay, so we could still do a UWS mini-meetup next Friday, April 23, before/after a show at The Sorceror?
posted by onalark at 1:23 PM on April 17, 2009


Kabin is decently close to Union Square, I admit I'm curious to check it out.
posted by hermitosis at 1:25 PM on April 17, 2009


Fat Cat is fun, it would be crowded on a Friday night, even as early as 8pm.

Let the Hemming and Hawing commence!

cortex, best if you pick an official NYC party-organizer. I cannot recommend ThePinkSuperhero more highly for this position :)
posted by onalark at 1:25 PM on April 17, 2009


Kabin has a huge room in the back that can be reserved for a meetup. Lots of couches and space as well. It's easy to get too. I second that place. And the front is pretty divey so it's kinda a win-win.
posted by Stynxno at 1:25 PM on April 17, 2009


Haven't been there on a Friday, so I don't know. Let's be safe, then.

Revival has a back yard! I had no idea! I don't know Kabin.
posted by ocherdraco at 1:26 PM on April 17, 2009


dangit, by "Fat Cat is fun", I mean no way am I trying to squeeze into that crowd. I have never checked out Kabin but am open to the idea.
posted by onalark at 1:26 PM on April 17, 2009


All right, I'm declaring it (but TPS, please do take care of calling to reserve).

Kabin, Friday, May 1 at 8pm.
posted by ocherdraco at 1:28 PM on April 17, 2009


Will do! I shall report back once I have confirmed.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:29 PM on April 17, 2009


Onalark, I'd love for you to come see The Sorcerer. However, Friday the 24th (the 23rd is Thursday) happens to be the one night I won't be at the show, as I'll be taking my mother to dinner.
posted by ocherdraco at 1:31 PM on April 17, 2009


pb fought off hoards

hordes, hordes, hordes
posted by kingbenny at 1:44 PM on April 17, 2009


You must be board.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 1:57 PM on April 17, 2009


Oh, I've been to Kabin. It's got this cutesy trashy faux-Waldenesque schtick going on, if you like that kind of thing.

SPOILER ALERT: I love that kind of thing! It is like my FAVORITE kind of thing! Unless I'm forgetting about some prior commitment I've made for MayDay, there's a solid chance I'll be there.
posted by Greg Nog at 2:14 PM on April 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, and it's right by the Pommes Frites place, which has this fucking JAWSOME smoked eggplant mayo. I bought like a pint of it for my sister one Christmas, then got all tempted and ate it all on the 23rd because I had these chicken tenders that were just crying out for something creamy and savory. She was like, "Did you bring that smoked eggplant stuff you were talking about?" and I was all, "Oh, no. They ran out."
posted by Greg Nog at 2:21 PM on April 17, 2009 [2 favorites]


okay I am going to try and not flake out this time.
posted by Julnyes at 2:28 PM on April 17, 2009


I'm never ever out of town, except that weekend.
posted by Airhen at 2:31 PM on April 17, 2009


You must be board.

Know!

Okay, yes.
posted by kingbenny at 2:32 PM on April 17, 2009


Likable place near Pommes Frites place sounds pretty fantastic.

And, yes, in retrospect my use of "next weekend" is somewhere between ambiguous and just plain wrong, so sorry about the confusion there. Thanks for hashing out a plan, folks, and TPS for getting on the reservation train in particular. I'm really looking forward to meeting all y'all.
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:45 PM on April 17, 2009


Nice! A new place, sounds like a good spot.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:58 PM on April 17, 2009


I think I'll be able to make it.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl at 4:21 PM on April 17, 2009


To clarify my earlier comment, I'll be there and I'm really looking forward to meeting both Matt and 'Tex. Thanks for squaring away the venue, TPS.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 4:24 PM on April 17, 2009


I actually don't have plans that evening (for the first time in about 4-5 meetups) and just might be making my first meetup.
posted by cmgonzalez at 5:35 PM on April 17, 2009


I'm moving to the East Village that weekend! Saturday is our clean up the new apartment day. So I'll try to come though I will be smelling of lysol.
posted by spec80 at 7:38 PM on April 17, 2009


Awesome! I will do my best not to act like a bashful schoolgirl. Mods! Eee!
posted by amicamentis at 7:57 PM on April 17, 2009


Heck, I've modified the post to not even say "next weekend" because, seriously: wtf, me?
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:53 PM on April 17, 2009


A round of the asshat song is in order!
posted by brujita at 9:57 PM on April 17, 2009


Preposterously enough, I will be there.
posted by Secretariat at 10:34 AM on April 18, 2009


I'm just being definitive so this thing doesn't get all hemmy and hawwy.

I think it's spelled Haughey, isn't it?
posted by emelenjr at 12:23 PM on April 18, 2009


I think I will be there too!
posted by Brainy at 12:49 PM on April 18, 2009


I shall not miss an opportunity to meet ... oh, never mind. I've claimed I'd be at twenty million meetups before, and I never have actually attended. So I won't even say I'll attend.

But ... you know ... I might.
posted by brina at 9:02 PM on April 18, 2009


What brina said.
posted by amro at 9:42 PM on April 18, 2009


Unless I'm forgetting about some prior commitment I've made for MayDay

If it was on the 30th it could be a Walpurgisnacht meet-up and there could be epic debauchery on the scale of Faust.
posted by mlis at 10:09 PM on April 18, 2009


Come to the dang meetup, you ninnies*. If an awkward nerdy motherfucker like me can fly cross country to show up, you can make make it.

*Ninnies is a term of affection in this context.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:22 PM on April 18, 2009


We're looking into hotel options now.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:28 AM on April 19, 2009


Tentatively proclaiming my attendance. I finally will be free of having to read bad plays (largely because I'll have to have been done by the 26th, so, yeah).
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 12:58 PM on April 19, 2009


Yay! Count me in.
posted by rottytooth at 2:21 PM on April 19, 2009


Kabin is reserved. I told the guy there'd be at least 30 of you (that's the minimum requested for their back room), so y'all better show up and drink big.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:34 PM on April 19, 2009


I will be there
posted by rakish_yet_centered at 6:00 AM on April 20, 2009


I've said I'd go to the last two and flaked, so I'm definitely in for this one.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 6:39 AM on April 20, 2009


I'll be there. I'm glad it's the later next week rather than the sooner next week.
posted by yarrow at 7:05 AM on April 20, 2009


When you say Pomme Frites place, do you mean Resto at like 29th b/w Park and Lex? Just curious.
posted by Pax at 7:26 AM on April 20, 2009


No, the Pomme Frites place on 2nd Ave between 7th St and St. Marks.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:32 AM on April 20, 2009 [1 favorite]


Could someone post the address for Kabin, please? I've just read the thread and noticed that it's not here.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 8:38 AM on April 20, 2009


Kabin, 92 2nd Ave.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 8:46 AM on April 20, 2009


I like that I'm flying three thousand miles basically to get drunk at the Doug Fir. Heh.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:10 AM on April 20, 2009


Pomme Frite also has poutine, for those who are curious. Theirs is a pretty close approximation of the delicious French-Canadian dish, actually. Though they don't really know what it is they are serving, as I ordered a large (my wife and I considered two larges, but decided not to be fatties) and they gave it to us with FIVE forks. Like their puny little "large" poutine could serve five people. Poutine is MADE for over consumption after a night of over-consuming drinks. Good stuff.
posted by Grither at 9:37 AM on April 20, 2009


Hey, I can make it. yay, first meetup in a bajillion years.
posted by gaspode at 11:00 AM on April 20, 2009


In.
posted by gman at 12:53 PM on April 20, 2009


Not the first time I've said I'd get to one of these, but Kabin is pretty damned easy for me to get to...so count me in the "will attend barring a complete flake-out" crowd.
posted by JaredSeth at 1:44 PM on April 20, 2009


I'll be there.
posted by Godbert at 4:29 PM on April 20, 2009


Yay! The first meetup after I'm officially a member and not a sad lurker. I'll make it.
posted by Lucubrator at 4:56 PM on April 20, 2009


Reptile and I might come; I just have to make sure it's not a special clinic day.
posted by cobaltnine at 6:26 PM on April 20, 2009


Megabus and hotels.com confirmed, so banjo_and_the_pork and I are in.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 7:48 AM on April 21, 2009


OMG that is ultra exciting!! Yaaaaaaay!!!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:41 AM on April 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think I might have to make something to commemorate the occasion. Hmm...
posted by ocherdraco at 10:37 AM on April 21, 2009


I am 80% in!
posted by rmless at 11:09 AM on April 21, 2009


Push harder.
posted by gman at 4:01 PM on April 21, 2009 [1 favorite]


I've been trying to attend a meetup for so very long. This time for sure!
posted by dammitjim at 8:57 PM on April 21, 2009


I love how this one is on Beltane, since the last one was on Ostara. Too bad there won't be mead this time (presumably). I'm going to try to make it.
posted by timepiece at 9:35 AM on April 22, 2009


Dammit, it's TB clinic, which is pretty much the opposite of what a Meetup should be. No dice again. One of these days...
posted by cobaltnine at 6:58 PM on April 22, 2009


hey,
I'm new to the site and am interested in attending a meetup.

you guys meeting at Kabin on May 1st, but more importantly are you nice?
posted by crlibrarian at 9:49 AM on April 23, 2009


Aw, we're all kinds of nice.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:53 AM on April 23, 2009


What's really nice is how many people can make it to a mathowie/cortex meetup who were suspiciously unavailable for my Easter/Passover meetup. Hrm.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 10:15 AM on April 23, 2009 [1 favorite]


I make it a policy to only show up in places where there is at least one dude with a ponytail. So this meetup's in, LARPing is good, sci-fi conventions are fine, but Easter/Passover meetups and meetings about 401Ks are RIGHT OUT.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:54 AM on April 23, 2009


I make it a policy to only show up in places where there is at least one dude with a ponytail.

I think fuq's hair is long enough, and he was there...if not, I'm sure we could have tried to do something with Optimus' hair, given enough gel and some really strong rope.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:42 AM on April 23, 2009


I think fuq's hair is long enough

BUT WAS IT TIED BACK

WAS IT TIED BACK WITH A LEATHERN STRAP

No? Then sorry, but I have a Call of Cthulhu game I must attend instead.
posted by Greg Nog at 12:18 PM on April 23, 2009


You know, if Optimus Chyme would post his photos from his meetup (including the incredibly long string of Optimus Chyme glamor shots from the end), we could answer your question, Greg Nog. Because there were photos of fuq, I'm sure.

OC: HINT.
posted by ocherdraco at 1:01 PM on April 23, 2009


There was only an incredibly long string of them because my shirt was way too open at first and I looked like I just got back from the set of Star 80.

Well, I'm glad this will be enshrined in MeTa until the end of time. I'll try to post the photos before anything else embarrassing comes out.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 2:21 PM on April 23, 2009


I am ...tentatively saying yes.
posted by The Whelk at 8:11 AM on April 24, 2009


Just posting so I remember to think about going to this at some point before it happens.
posted by smackfu at 9:44 AM on April 25, 2009


If for some reason anyone 'normal' needs a ride along this route, MeFi Mail me. Don't worry about gas, just worry about getting your ass back to wherever I picked you up. I'm heading to Toronto after.

*normal = you're not going to hack me up into little pieces
posted by gman at 10:11 AM on April 25, 2009


I will most definitely be stopping by.
posted by Busithoth at 6:21 PM on April 26, 2009


For the record, I am stoked.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:37 PM on April 26, 2009


What a weird record that must be.

www.iscortexstoked.com

YES
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:17 AM on April 27, 2009


this really only means one thing.

I'M FINALLY GOING TO GET MY T-SHIRT SIGNED!!!!

really, I'm indefatigable.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:10 PM on April 28, 2009


I think I may come to this -- I've never been to a MeFi meetup before.
posted by Tin Man at 10:49 AM on April 29, 2009


Tin Man, forewarning - "MeFi meetup" is actually code for "orgy".
posted by gman at 11:43 AM on April 29, 2009


We're on a layover in Long Beach, CA. There's no stopping this shit now.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:45 AM on April 29, 2009


I love the Long Beach airport. It's adorable.
posted by dersins at 12:01 PM on April 29, 2009


I'll stop by, I'll be the guy with the arms.
posted by Stonestock Relentless at 6:08 PM on April 29, 2009


vrakatar and guest. Not flaking this time.
posted by vrakatar at 7:50 PM on April 29, 2009


I'll stop by, I'll be the guy with the arms.
posted by Stonestock Relentless

Ooooh, poor taste, especially considering (a)rmless is probably going to be there...
posted by Grither at 6:29 AM on April 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'll be there with my recently-acquired Metafilter boyfriend, as long as he's not too heartbroken over the recent bannination of sixcolors. I encourage all internetty bachelor(ette)s to attend in order to meet nerds of superior caliber.
posted by zoomorphic at 1:13 PM on April 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'll be there with my recently-acquired Metafilter boyfriend, as long as he's not too heartbroken over the recent bannination of sixcolors.

Alright, everyone, on the count of three: "Awwwwwwww."


Wait, sixcolors was banned? Wow. You miss a lot when your internet is down.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 2:42 PM on April 30, 2009


The sixcolors flameout is here, EmpressCallipygos.

And yes, awwwwwwww.
posted by ocherdraco at 2:52 PM on April 30, 2009


Hey, so, my little brother French Fry could totally hit NYC and come to the meetup Friday if anybody has a couch for him to crash on for the night. Email or mefimail me or him if you're interested in putting him up, I guess!
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:01 PM on April 30, 2009


The things he says are true. I can make the trip into NYC, but a friendly couch or floor would go a long way towards helping me make the meet-up.
posted by French Fry at 3:23 PM on April 30, 2009


What time-is does this gathering start?
posted by Tin Man at 6:35 PM on April 30, 2009


Er, that was suppposed to be "what time-ish."
posted by Tin Man at 6:37 PM on April 30, 2009


8 p.m.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:50 PM on April 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


I'll try to be there!

... will they let me in if I'm 18? It doesn't strike me as a carding-at-the-door kind of place, and I'm not terribly interested in alcohol, but it's nice to know these things ahead of time.
posted by lolichka at 7:27 PM on April 30, 2009


From what I recall from the last time I went, Kabin does card at the door.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:43 PM on April 30, 2009 [1 favorite]


Ah, damn. I was rather looking forward to this.
posted by lolichka at 12:46 AM on May 1, 2009


There's a Fark party tonight in NYC that the owner, Drew, will be attending. I think there should be some sort of caged death-match involving rubber chickens and jello between mathowie and Drew. Cortex could even be a secret tag-team ringer or something!

(I struggled with whether or not I should capitalize cortex when it's at the beginning of a sentence. I went for it.)
posted by Grither at 6:01 AM on May 1, 2009


Grr stupid working Saturdays. I might swing through anyway, we'll see.
posted by Skorgu at 6:07 AM on May 1, 2009


There's a Fark party tonight in NYC that the owner, Drew, will be attending. I think there should be some sort of caged death-match involving rubber chickens and jello between mathowie and Drew. Cortex could even be a secret tag-team ringer or something!

yase. this for teh win good sir

(Please don't use the F word)
posted by Optimus Chyme at 6:52 AM on May 1, 2009


I'll be coming out to play tonight, but I also wanted to invite mefites out on Sunday night for an event that fellow mefite Help, I can't stop talking! and I are hosting at Under St. Marks. It's a screening of Nina Simone's disastrous 1976 concert at the Montreux Jazz Festival; there's a trailer and all the information about the event right here.
posted by hermitosis at 8:58 AM on May 1, 2009


8 p.m.

Oh, duh, that's in the original info above, isn't it. I missed it the first time. Thanks, ThePinkSuperhero.
posted by Tin Man at 9:06 AM on May 1, 2009


we are beatboxing rite i was told we would be beatboxing

wah huh ha huh ha
posted by robocop is bleeding at 9:18 AM on May 1, 2009


robocop, it's actually that we've invited Solid Snake to the meetup and we're going to beat him up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:46 AM on May 1, 2009


Called my contact at Kabin, we are all set for the back room (go in, it's in the back on the left). I'll try to have a sign or something but no promises. We were supposed to have a cocktail waitress but she called in, so everyone will have to go to the bar for drinks. Sorry about the ID thing, lolichka; I didn't even think about that problem.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 12:13 PM on May 1, 2009 [2 favorites]


It's ok, TPS, I already went and made new plans for today... Maybe I will see some of you guys at the thing on Sunday that hermitosis mentioned. :)
posted by lolichka at 1:04 PM on May 1, 2009


I may have to say no cause my stupid stupid story isn;t going to stupidly fix it stupid self without me.

I hate being an adult.
posted by The Whelk at 1:20 PM on May 1, 2009


I am definitely going, but I may leave early-ish, as a co-worker is having a birthday party a few blocks away that I should drop in on. But I'll be there for sure, so if any of you consider yourselves my mortal enemies, I encourage you to bring knives and poisoned darts for the occasion.
posted by Greg Nog at 1:28 PM on May 1, 2009


I'm coming. And bringing metafilter tchotchkes.
posted by ocherdraco at 2:15 PM on May 1, 2009


My original plans for tonight got postponed, and then the rain stopped, so apparently the universe wants me to attend my first meetup. I'll try to oblige!
posted by booksandlibretti at 2:59 PM on May 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I hate saying I'll try to stop by, but I might be in the neighborhood and I haven't been to a meetup in a while soooooo...I'll try to stop by? Depends on if my scoping out of bars doesn't overlap too badly.
posted by kkokkodalk at 3:03 PM on May 1, 2009


Well, I'm running really late, so I may or may not make it after all. Maybe you guys will still be there by the time I get in.
posted by cmgonzalez at 5:02 PM on May 1, 2009


I could not possibly have been wronger about the rain. Aiming to be there about 9, so hopefully people will still be around then.
posted by booksandlibretti at 5:13 PM on May 1, 2009


Hoping to make it, but I'm still at work. Pending...
posted by nobody at 5:27 PM on May 1, 2009


SO I GUESS PEOPLE WILL READ THIS CAUSE OF TECHNOLOGY BUT I REALLY WANTED TO COME BUT COULD NOT CAUSE MY DEADLINE IS CRAP BUT I LIKE YOU ALL.
posted by The Whelk at 7:13 PM on May 1, 2009


LIVEBLOGGING THE MEETUP: Very nice to see everyone! Hope Revival is lovely!
posted by Greg Nog at 7:28 PM on May 1, 2009


That was fun. Anyone have a decent estimate of how many of us were there? My guess is 50ish. Higher? Lower?
posted by ocherdraco at 9:10 PM on May 1, 2009


Oh my liver.
posted by vrakatar at 10:35 PM on May 1, 2009


What a fabulous meetup. Thanks all for showing up! (my estimate on the turnout was about 40, give or take). Extra props to those who made it over to Revival after we left Kabin, extra extra props to those who were still there when I left about half an hour ago.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:52 PM on May 1, 2009 [1 favorite]


I think I was the last mefite to leave Revival and everything seemed to be in good order.
posted by vrakatar at 12:01 AM on May 2, 2009


LIVEBLOGGING THE MEETUP:

....for one brief moment just now, I thought this read "LIVER-blogging the meetup," and I was going to say "damn straight."
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 5:44 AM on May 2, 2009


Good time. I think I managed not to meet several people, so busy and loud was the meetup, which was impressive. It was great meeting all the folks I did get to me.

And, for the record, I only personally spilled one of the three beers which were spilled in my proximity.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:57 AM on May 2, 2009


That was a lot of fun! Good to see those I saw.
posted by Busithoth at 7:03 AM on May 2, 2009


cortex, did you spill the beer that went all over my boots, or was that one of the other ones?
posted by ocherdraco at 7:27 AM on May 2, 2009 [1 favorite]


it was fun! I was nervous, but everyone was very nice and friendly.

please post if any new meetings pop up.

PS-I was aslo glad to meet other fellow librarians.
posted by crlibrarian at 8:11 AM on May 2, 2009


Nice to meet new people. I was so giddy to be out and about that I drank too much and blathered on like an idiot, but hey ho.
posted by gaspode at 8:52 AM on May 2, 2009


Everything I was wearing smells of beer and I can't really open my left eye. Succesful evening, then.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 10:01 AM on May 2, 2009


That was an epic meet-up. The crowd waiting for the 5:35 AM train at Grand Central are good people.
posted by smackfu at 11:07 AM on May 2, 2009


I missed gaspode? I'd have liked to hear about the joys of motherhood. I did leave pretty early. Been a while since dame has been on hand. She really lights up a room. jonmc and pips were missed. Thrilling to meet cortex.
posted by StickyCarpet at 1:44 PM on May 2, 2009


No asshat song without the lyricist present. BOO! ;-P
posted by brujita at 3:26 PM on May 2, 2009


Empress C, sorry about the peer pressure re your shot of jagermeister. A girl should be free to drink her disgusting German digestifs in any manner she chooses.
posted by Evangeline at 3:49 PM on May 2, 2009


I apologize to everyone for leaving so early. I really enjoyed meeting all of you who I did meet in the short time I was there.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl at 4:39 PM on May 2, 2009


While we're at it, appo polly logies to Jason's planet for being so adamant about taking that photo last night (he knows which one).
That said, I'm going to be just as annoying until I actually see it...
posted by Busithoth at 4:49 PM on May 2, 2009


I'm still struggling to put names to usernames to faces. Last night was kind of a whirlwind, but Stynxno's photos helped close some of the gaps. I'm probably at like 80% now, which isn't bad considering.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:00 PM on May 2, 2009


It was nice to meet some whom I'd missed at earlier meetups - booksandlibretti and Evangeline and smackfu and dormantgorilla, and others whose usernames are complex and hard to say out loud (you know who you are). Cortex and number 1 are way taller than I expected.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 5:40 PM on May 2, 2009


Had a great time and I love everybody. Those who have met me before were no doubt already familiar with my antics. Those who met me for the first time undoubtedly noticed that my online persona is practically indistinguishable from my actual persona. For better or for worse.

Oh yeah -- and I GOT MY T-SHIRT SIGNED! Two years in the making!

I feel kinda like the paperboy from Better Off Dead -- "two dollars! two dollars!"
posted by Afroblanco at 9:59 PM on May 2, 2009


No worries re: the Jagermeister incident. I'm actually still more baffled how I ended up with it in my hand in the first place.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:40 PM on May 2, 2009


Well, except for the hair, Genericoblanco.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:11 AM on May 3, 2009


I agree with Robocop and was very disappointed re: the false advertising, Yuppoblanco.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 6:43 AM on May 3, 2009


I see you peeps got frites! What sauces did you have? I am curious! Sauce plox!
posted by Greg Nog at 6:53 AM on May 3, 2009


Dear HATERZ,

A dude in his 20s with an afro? More-or-less okay.

A dude in his 30s with an afro? Ummmm, no.

I dare you to dispute me on this point.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:26 AM on May 3, 2009


I have to say NYC meet up was well worth the trip.
Had a fantastic time, thanks to amicamentis for putting me up for the night, and to whoever was responsible for my 6th and 7th drinks i don't know you, but I love you.
posted by French Fry at 7:35 AM on May 3, 2009


That was so much fun!! Well worth the trip from Boston.
posted by banjo_and_the_pork at 9:34 AM on May 3, 2009


A dude in his 30s with an afro? Ummmm, no.

I dare you to dispute me on this point.

Consider your point not only disputed but refuted.
posted by dersins at 10:19 AM on May 3, 2009


Let's not forget Boots Riley, people.
posted by Greg Nog at 10:28 AM on May 3, 2009


I see you peeps got frites! What sauces did you have?

We had Roasted Garlic Mayo, which was OMG yummers.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:57 AM on May 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Thanks, JP!
posted by Busithoth at 11:57 AM on May 3, 2009


Yeow, that was bigger and more crowded and louder than I ever thought it'd be. At one point we counted 36 people standing in the space, so given the early and late comers, it could have been a 50+ person meetup. Sorry I didn't get to meet everyone, I left when my voice was straining and I was starting to feel run down. Thanks for organizing the space and everything ThePinkSuperhero!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:29 PM on May 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't know how Stynxno got such clear bright pictures shooting in such a dark room with no flash. Thank god I cleaned my fingernails, I wasn't expecting that kind of scrutiny. Nice job, sir.
posted by StickyCarpet at 4:40 PM on May 3, 2009


Did no one get poutine?! Or were they already out of sauce by the time you got there? I hate it when that happens.
posted by Grither at 4:52 AM on May 4, 2009


I don't know how Stynxno got such clear bright pictures shooting in such a dark room with no flash. Thank god I cleaned my fingernails, I wasn't expecting that kind of scrutiny. Nice job, sir.

Thanks! RAW + Photoshop == magic.
posted by Stynxno at 8:06 AM on May 4, 2009


Yay, thanks for the shoutout!
posted by grouse at 4:40 PM on May 4, 2009


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